crankygeeks 216 episode
This is episode 216 of crankygeeks. Here is the episode page description:
Is Chrome in the Clouds?, Toshiba Debuts iPad Killers, Your Tweets Could Be Famous, 3D On Your iPad, and more!
What's new in Episode 216
Sebastian Rupley, Co-Crank
Sam Levin, Brand Evangelist
David Spark, Host, The Spark Minute
Does Chrome OS Bet Too Much On the Cloud?
Google's Chrome OS is a bet that consumer and business netbook buyers will be perfectly happy to trust everything to the cloud. There won't even be hard disks on Chrome OS netbooks -- only solid-state drives. Will users accept such a model and be willing to forego local data?
Is Apple Moving to AMD?
Apple's computers have exclusively used Intel CPUs for four years, but some rumors suggest that may be about to change. According to a post on AppleInsider, Apple is looking into AMD chips. The post cites lower prices and increased flexibility as reasons.
Library of Congress to Archive All Tweets
The U.S. Library of Congress has said that it will archive all of the world's tweets, thanks to a partnership with Twitter, which donated its archive. Any public tweet will be made available to the Library after six months, except for tweets which have been designated as private. Those will remain so.
3D On Your iPad?
3D has come to the iPad. Sort of. Florida-based kode80 has announced an update to its HoloToy application for iPad that gives the app a simulated 3D effect. How does HoloToy's 3D effect work? It creates perspective based on the angle of the device, fooling brains into perceiving a sense of depth. Does 3D have a future on the iPad?
Too Much Fragmentation for Mobile Apps?
PCMag's Dan Costa recently attended the ThinkMobile conference where developers expressed a deep exasperation at the effort and cost required to build separate applications for every mobile platform. Is there too much fragmentation and too many walled gardens?
John C. Dvorak